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Beautiful Arch in a Cave Like Setting

This Arch is an easy walk from the related parking area and well worth the walk. It is set in a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
Short Fun Hike to This Hidden Gem

WE were dead tired when we got to this arches parking lot. We had already hiked over ten miles to... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2019
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Arch formation at the end of an easy hiking trail.
Arches National Park, UT
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Arch is an easy walk from the related parking area and well worth the walk. It is set in a cave-like place with sand and a warm glow all around.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Georgesec
Reviewed January 15, 2019

WE were dead tired when we got to this arches parking lot. We had already hiked over ten miles to other arches in the park. But we noted this was a short hike to this hidden arch so we drug ourselves to it. We are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

Make the most of a visit to Arches National Park with this two hour circuit. After a side trip to Sand Dune Arch, continue to Broken Arch. Many visitors turn back here, but scramble up through the arch to continue the circuit. We had the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank preeveparks50
Reviewed November 8, 2018

While the "psychos" in our Road Scholar crew tackled the grueling hike up to Delicate Arch, the more sedate among us got to visit Sand Dune arch instead. It was a short walk between the rock "fins" that conceal this almost living room-size arch. As...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank IggyMo
Reviewed October 31, 2018

This is one of those hikes that you start easy and wonder when will I get to the arch . But then when you actually get there you are in total shock at how much beauty is in front of you . You start by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank burgosa631
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

The great thing about this arch is that it is hidden inside a giant rock formation that looks like gigantic rock slabs set on edge. You climb up between 2 of these giant slabs to find a hidden room with the arch to one side....More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank TravelLover59
Reviewed October 20, 2018

Beautifully tucked into a small canyon it seems like a small adventure to get there just because you have to walk through narrow gaps between rock walls. It's a short and easy walk from the parking. Definitely worth going. We were there at the end...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 274ibe
Reviewed October 17, 2018

Although less is said about this arch - it was a highlight for us. Slot type canyon entrance, sandy trail, very tall arch you can stand right under. Easy in and out and absolutely worth a stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank janbill16
Reviewed October 14, 2018

You are surrounded by the towering fins. The hike is short, easy and fun. Kids will love this one. Have fun.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cindy A
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

See Arches through a different lens. The loop from Sand Dune through Broken to Tapestry Arch is varied and exciting. You will find yourself with few folks once you head out from Sand Dune Arch. Scramble through Broken Arch and enjoy the high desert as...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Moab/Mesa verde trip itinerary - Feedback needed (15 Replies)
Hello all, We are going to Moab/Mesa verde from May 10th to May 18th 2014. I have drafted an itinerary based on reading the DE's suggestions. Please provide a feedback on the itinerary. Any suggestions/changes are welcome. May 10th: Flying from NJ to GJT. Reaching GJT at 1 pm Park Avenue - Sunset May 11th: Double O Arch Dark Angel Arch Landscape Arch Skyline Arch Sand Dune Arch Broken Arch May 12th: Canyonlands: Mesa arch ( Sunrise) Grandview point green river...More
March 26, 2014|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Pretty good plan overall. Some of the days are a bit aggressive, notably your Canyonlands/Dead Horse day. Pretty packed day and might be difficult to do all of it. Spend last night in GJT at one of the new downtown hotels. Fabulous renovated downtown with great restaurants - a lot more interesting than out at airport. Have fun.
New York, NY
Moab Itinerary Thoughts? (12 Replies)
We will be coming to Moab at the end of the month, and here is our tentative itinerary so far: Saturday: Drive from Salt Lake City to Moab (arrive mid-afternoon); Delicate Arch hike at sunset Sunday: Canyonlands Needles (Chesler Loop hike) Monday: Morning Fiery Furnace Tour; back to Moab for lunch and some rest; late afternoon/evening Balanced Rock and Tower Arch hike Tuesday: Sunrise at Dead Horse; Canyonlands Island in the Sky (False Kiva hike, Mesa Arch, Green River Overlook); lunch...More
June 12, 2014|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Pretty good plan, albeit aggressive at some points. Personally, I would suggest Aztec Butte over False Kiva. Both are somewhat similar times. Aztec Butte is marked and identifiable and you'll get to see at least to ancient ruins sites. False Kiva is unmarked and hard to find and you won't see any ancient ruins. Tower Arch hike is also pretty exposed so keep in mind if temps are high. If weather is good, access road should be fine. But do note that it will be violation of terms of your rental...More
Raleigh, North Carolina
~30 hours in Moab area with a toddler (5 Replies)
We have a super quick trip planned to Arches on Memorial Day weekend (I know, I know, that's the busiest weekend all year) that will have us arriving the Monday of Memorial Day in the early afternoon, staying the night in Moab, and heading back to SLC Tuesday afternoon. It is what it is, my husband got a work opportunity that's flying us to SLC that weekend so we are making the most of it by squeezing in a side trip to Arches since we haven't been able to get there in the past. Given the...More
April 30, 2018|
Response fromTumbleweedandCactus|
Welcome to the forum. I'm thinking the crowds on Monday won't be as dramatic as earlier in the weekend. Delicate Arch is great but do note the climbing involved with the kids you're carrying. Devil's Garden and Windows are great areas. Windows is more of a walkabout than a hike. Devil's Garden allows you to go as far or short as you like. If it is busy when you arrive (you'll be able to see from the highway), look at Grandstaff Canyon as an alternative. It's a narrow canyon with a creek so...More